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Watch ye,
rise and pray,

Mark xiv. 39.

Jerusalem. What, could ye not watch with me one hour ? * Matt. xxvi.

40. Mark xiv. 38.

Luke xxii. 46. that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed Matt. xxvi.41. is willing, but the flesh is weak.

And he went away again the second time, and Matt.xxvi. 42. prayed, and spake the

same words, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass from Matt.xxvi.42. me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

And when he returned, he found them asleep Mark xiv. 40. again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.

And he left them, and went away again, and Matt. xxvi.d. prayed the third time, saying the same words. Then cometh he to his disciples,

Matt. xxvi.45. And he cometh the third time, and saith unto Mark xiv. 41. them, Sleep on now, and take your rest : it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is Mark xiv. 42. at hand.

MATT. xxvi. part of ver. 36, 37, 39, 40, 41. ver. 43. part of ver. 45. and ver. 46.

36 Then cometh Jesus with them-
37 And he took with him Peter and-and--and very heavy.

39 And he went a little farther-saying-nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.

40 And—asleep, and saith unto Peter
41 Watch and pray-
43 And he came, and found them asleep again : for their eyes were heavy.

45 -and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest : behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

46 Rise, let us be going: behold he is at hand that doth betray me.

MARK xiv. ver. 32. 34. part of ver. 36, 37, 38, 39. 32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane : and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.

34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

36 -take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

37 –And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping-couldest not thou watch one hour?

38 --and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

39 And again he went away, and prayed

LUKE xxii. ver. 39. part of ver. 40, 41, 42, 45, 46.

Jerusalem. 39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the Mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.

40 -he said unto them-
41 - and prayed,
42 Saying, Father
45 --and was come to his disciples, he found them-
46 - lest ye enter into temptation.

Mark xiv. 49.

Matt. xxvi.47.
Matt. xvi. 48.

SECTION XLIII.
Christ is betrayed and apprehended - The Resistance of Peter.
MATT. xxvi. 47–57. MARK xiv. 43–51.

LUKE xxii.
47-54. JOHN xviii. 3-12.
And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh

Judas one of the twelve,
John xviii. 3. P then, having received a band of men and of- p Matt. xxvi.

ficers from the Chief Priests and Pharisees, *7.
cometh thither with lanterns, and torches, and

weapons.
Mark xiv. 43. and with him a great multitude, with swords and

staves, from the Chief Priests, and the Scribes
and the elders
of the people.

Now he that betrayed him
Mark xiv. 44. had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I

shall kiss, that same is he; take him,
Matt. xxvi.48. hold him fast,
Mark xiv. 44. and lead him away safely.
Mark xiv. 46. And as soon as he was come,
Luke xxii. 47. [he] went before them, and drew near unto Jesus

to kiss him.
Matt. XXVI.49. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said,

Hail, Master; and kissed him.
Matt.xxvi.50. And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art

thou come?
Luke xxii. 48. Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a

kiss ? John Xviii, 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should

come upon him, went forth, and said unto them,

Whom seek ye?
John xviii. 5. They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus

saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which
betrayed him, stood with them.

John xviii. 10.

Jerusalem. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am John xviii. 6.

he, they went backward, and fell to the ground Rs.

Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye ? John xviii. 7. And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he : John xvii. 8. If therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

That the saying might be fulfilled which he John xvii. 9. q Ch. xvii. 12. spake, 9 Of them which thou gavest me have I

lost none.
Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and Matt. xxvi.50.
took him.

When they which were about him saw what Lukexxii. 40.
would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we
smite with the sword?

And, behold, one of them which were with Matt. xxvi.5L Jesus, Simon Peter, having a sword, stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and Matt. xxvi.51. struck a servant of the High Priest's, and smote off his ear, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was John xviii. 10. Malchus.

And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus Luke xxii. 51. far. 'And he touched his ear, and healed him.

Then said Jesus unto Peter,
Put

up again thy sword into his place : "for all Matt. xxv.52 Rev. xii, 10. they that take the sword shall perish by the

sword.

Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Matt. xxvi.53. Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

But how then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, Matt. xxvi.54. s that thus it must be? the cup

which my Father hath given me, shall I John xviii. 11. not drink it ?

In that same hour
Jesus answered and said

John xviii. ll.

r Gen. ix. 6.

8 Isa, liil. 7, &c.

Matt. xxvi.55.
Mark xiv. 48.

35 The whole of this transaction shews that our Lord had perfect power over his enemies, if he had chosen to exert it. (Matt. xxvi. 54.) By a look, the guards, who attempted to seize him, were smitten to the ground. When Peter afterwards struck the servant of the High Priest, and smote off his ear, the Roman soldiers, who were never resisted with impunity, would doubtless have revenged themselves on the disciples, if they had not been supernaturally protected He had power to lay down his life, and to take it again : but he completed the mysterious sacrifice, and man was saved, and the Scripture fulfilled.

Luke xxii. 52. unto the Chief Priests and captains of the temple, Jerusalem.
Matt. xxvi.55. and to the multitudes,
Luke xxii. 52. and the elders, which were come to him,
Matt. xxvi.55. Are ye come out as against a thief ith swords

and staves for to take me? Į sat daily with you
teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on

me,
Luke xxii. 53. ye stretched forth no hands against me :
Mark xiv. 49. but the Scriptures must be fulfilled ;
Luke xxii. 53. but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

But all this was done, that the Scriptures of the
prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the dis- t Lam. iv. 20.
ciples forsook him and fled.

Matt. xxvi.56.

MATT. xxvi. part of ver. 47, 48. 47 And-came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the Chief Priests and elders

48 - gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he:MARK xiv. part of ver. 43, 44, 45. ver. 46, 47. part of ver. 48, 49. and ver. 50.

43 -while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude

44 - And he that betrayed him

45 –he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master ; and kissed him.

46 And they laid their hands on him, and took him.

47 And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the High Priest, and cut off his ear.

48 –And Jesus-unto them, Are ye come out as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me ?

49 - I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not. 50 And they all forsook him, and fled.

LUKE xxii. part of ver. 47, 48. ver. 50. part of ver. 52, 53.
47 –And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called
Judas, one of the twelve-

48 But Jesus said unto him
50 And one of them smote the servant of the High Priest, and cut off his right

ear.

52 Then Jesus said-Be ye come out as against a thief, with swords and staves ?

53 When I was daily with you in the temple

JOHN xviii. part of ver. 3. 10, 11. 3 -Judas10 — Then—drew it, and smote the High Priest's servant 11 - Put up thy sword into the sheath

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Jerusalem.

CHAPTER VII.

From the Apprehension of Christ to the Crucifixion.

sent Christ bound unto

ver. 24.
4 Ch. xi. B.

SECTION I.
Christ is taken to Annas, and to the Palace of Caiaphas.
MATT. xxvi. 57.
MARK xiv. 51-54.

LUKE xxii. 54.
JOHN xvii, 12–15.
Then the band, and the captain, and officers John xviii. 12.
of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,

And led him away to Annas' first; for he was John xviii. 13.

father in law to Caiaphas, which was the High * And Annas Priest that same year *.

• Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to Johnxvii. 14. Caiaphas the the Jews, that it was expedient that one man

should die for the people.

And there followed him a certain young man, Mark xiv. 51. having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him :

And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them Mark xiv. 52. naked. And they that had laid hold on Jesus,

Matt. xxvi.57. Then they took him, and led him,

Luke xxii. 54. led him away to Caiaphas the High Priest, and brought him into the High Priest's house : Luke xxii. 54. and with him were assembled all the Chief Priests, Mark xiv. 53. and the elders, and the Scribes. And Peter followed afar off.

Luke xxii.56. MATT. xxvi. part of ver. 57. 57 where the Scribes and elders were assembled.

MARK xiv. part of ver. 53. 53 And they led Jesus away to the High Priest

Matt. xxvi.57.

· The Annas here mentioned is called by Josephus, Ananus. He had been deposed from the Pontifical office by the Roman power; but his influence on that account had been rather increased, than lessened, among his countrymen. Under these circumstances, however, he could not with prudence openly interfere ; but, from the passage before us, we may infer the great authority he still possessed ; and it is more than probable that he privately suggested every measure that had been already devised against our Lord; and that on the present occasion he still continued to direct by his counsel and advice.-See John xviii. 24. Although Annas was deprived of the office of high priest, the Jews still acknowledged him as such, as we find from Acts iv. 6. where he is so called. His influence was so great, that he saw five of his own sons successively in possession of the high priesthood ; and several also of his sons in law, among whom was Caiaphas.

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